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/sɑr'tɔ:rɪəl/ a.
relating to a tailor, tailoring, or tailored clothing
He was as famous for the [___] splendor of his attire as he was for his acting.


Spelling Word: sartorial
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/skɜrdʒ/ n. Syn. lash; whip
whip used to inflict punishment; severe punishment
They feared the plague and regarded it as a deadly [___].


Spelling Word: scourge
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/sɒpə'rɪfɪk/ a.
sleep-causing; marked by sleepiness
Professor Pringle's lectures were so [___] that even he fell asleep in class.


Spelling Word: soporific
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/spɜrn/ v. Syn. reject; scorn
reject disdainfully or contemptuously; scorn
The heroine had to [___] the villain's advances.


Spelling Word: spurn
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/'stoʊɪk/ a. Syn. impassive
indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain
I wasn't particularly [___] when I had my flu shot; I squealed like a stuck pig.


Spelling Word: stoic
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/'strɪndʒənt/ a. Syn. binding; rigid
demanding strict attention to rules and procedures; binding; rigid
I think these regulations are too [___].


Spelling Word: stringent
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/tɔ:nt/ v.
reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner; make fun of , often in an aggressive manner
Perhaps later tonight I will dream up something else to [___] you.


Spelling Word: taunt
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/'tɛmpər(ə)l/ a. Syn. secular
not lasting forever; limited by time; secular or civil; of material world; worldly
By passing both laws in [___] proximity to one another, Arizona has revealed itself to have great anxiety not merely about illegal immigration in this nation, but about diversity itself.


Spelling Word: temporal
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/'tɛmpəraɪz/ v.
act evasively in order to gain time, avoid argument, or postpone a decision
I cannot permit you to [___] any longer; I must have a definite answer today.


Spelling Word: temporize
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/'tɛnjʊəs/ a. Syn. thin; rare; slim
long and thin; slender; having little substance
The allegiance of our allies is held by rather [___] ties; we all should see it's in dangerous.


Spelling Word: tenuous